Cross-border higher education in africa: Collaboration and competition

Jason E. Lane, Kevin Kinser

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The recent development of higher education in Africa has been spurred, in part, through a variety of cross-border higher education (CBHE) initiatives. However, this is not a new trend and this chapter traces the development of CBHE activities in Africa from the early 1900s through the current era. While the earliest forms of CBHE were largely fostered through Western nations providing advice and validation to institutions in Africa, the types of CBHE engagements are much more varied, including collaborations among African nations. The chapter also explores the push by some African nations to become educational hubs, the variability of CBHE policies across nations, and the shift of collaboration from the global north to south.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Development of Higher Education in Africa
Subtitle of host publicationProspects and Challenges
EditorsAlexander Wiseman, Charl Wolhuter
Number of pages28
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Perspectives on Education and Society
ISSN (Print)1479-3679

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science


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